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The Fabulous Places in Bali for Your Holiday

The fabulous places in Bali for your holiday.

Bali Island has been known so well as one of the best tourism destinations in the world. This island has so many beautiful cultures that will definitely blow your mind in the best way possible. So then, you will find that this island can really make your holiday so special. Aside of that, you will also see so many fabulous places as well. Each of them can make you get the different excitements and experiences that you will love so much. Then, in case you really want to know what fabulous places in Bali are, you better continue reading below.

The various fabulous places in Bali

There are so many fabulous places in Bali that you have to visit when you take a holiday in the island. Some of them are like:

  • Kuta Beach Bali

The first place that you have to visit when you are in Bali Island is Kuta Beach. This amazing beach, which is located near Denpasar on the western side of the island, will definitely offer you the clean sand and clear water. So then, it can be a great spot for swimming and diving so that you can explore the beauty of the under sea which consists of the colorful fish and corals. Besides, there are also the challenging waves that you can conquer using your surfing board. Basically, all of those activities will bring you happiness that can make you free from any stress and pressure. Furthermore, you can enjoy the jaw dropping views as you see the sunset on the beach. The o=range light of the sun will be reflected by the water wonderfully. So, it is no wonder that this kind of view will definitely please your eyes.

  • Ulu Watu Temple

Moreover, the second place in Bali that you have to go to is UluWatu Temple. This specific tourism destination is a must for you to see. There are so many monkeys that will welcome you. However, you have to make sure that you keep all of your stuff nicely before you enter this site. So then, the monkeys will never have the chance to steal your precious stuff. Then, there are some temples which are commonly used by the people every time they want to hold a holly ceremony. Unfortunately, the tourists will not be allowed to enter or get involved in to the ceremony so that you cannot witness it directly. Not only that, you can watch a colossal theatrical performances by the local artists that will tell you a story of Leak. This show will be held around the temples in the evening, so that you will see the awesome combination of the temple and the sunset become the perfect background of the show.

  • Seminyak 

The next, one of the fabulous places in Bali that you cannot miss is Seminyak. This remarkable town is located on the southern side of Bali Island. It is one of the most favorite destinations of the people as there are so many interesting places to visit, such as beach clubs, bars and restaurants, resorts, spa centers, and so many more. All of them will be giving you the best amenities so that you can refresh your body and mind at once.

 

The places in Bali are the best

You can get a lot of enjoyments from so numerous fabulous places in Bali. Actually, there are so many other places in the island that are waiting for you to explore still. They all can offer you the magnificent things that you will remember for your whole life. So, it is obvious it is the best for you to go to Bali whenever you have spare time.

Top 5 best Bali food to complement the holiday experience in Bali

Best Bali food to complement your holiday experience in Bali.

When you first time visit Bali, thousands different cultures make up. And its introduce you the thing that you cannot imagine. In addition of the culture Bali has many kind of traditional cuisine. It’s will explore you with various flavors from herbs.  To complement the holiday experience on Bali, you would not want to miss out on its assortment of dishes. These include interesting and exotic selections such as ‘lawar’, ‘bebek betutu’, the Balinese satay version known as ‘sate lilit’, and the island’s famed ‘babi guling’ whole spit-roast pig.

Below are the top 5 best Bali food to complement your holiday experience in Bali :
1. Bebek and Ayam Betutu
Betutu is an iconic Balinese favorite. It is consisting of a whole chicken or duck stuffed with traditional spices, wrapped in banana leaves, then enveloped tight in banana trunk bark before it’s baked or buried in a coal fire for 6 to 7 hours. You will taste a rich and juicy flavors once your first bite , succulent feast with all meat easily separated from bones. In some restaurant they will show you how to cooked this succulent food. Betutu is the Balinese slow-cooked luscious equivalent of babi guling for ‘non-pork eaters’.

2. Babi Guling

Babi guling is an all-time favorite. As a Balinese we are very love this food. you will be regret once you in Bali you do not try this popular food. Some people call this food is Suckling pig. Bali Guling or Suckling fig consisting of spit-roast pig stuffed with rich traditional spices and vegetable mixes such as cassava leaves. Slowly ‘rolled’ over (hence its name, guling means ‘to roll’) a coal fire. The crisp brown skins are prized, while the meat is a tender and juicy treat.

At first the dish was a communal treat only during special festivities and ceremonies. But now babi guling can be found widely served at warungs and restaurants specializing in this dish. Which is call Warung Babi Guling.

3. Sate (Satay) Varieties

Sate/Satay is the most favored food in the world and that also in Bali . But Bali has many unique looks of this food. Once you in Bali, you must visit traditional restaurant ( we called warung ). you will find many kind of Satay. Sate (or “satay”) are marinated, skewered and grilled meats. It served with spicy sauce, and may consist of diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef, pork, fish, tofu, eggs or minced blends.

Bali’s own variant is sate lilit, made from minced beef, chicken, fish, pork, or even turtle meat. Which is then mixed with coconut, coconut milk, and a rich blend of vegetables and spices. Wrapped rather than skewered around bamboo, sugar cane or lemongrass sticks then grilled.

You can enjoy sate lilit with or without sauce.

4. Nasi Ayam dan Nasi Campur

Bali’s own take on ‘chicken rice’, nasi ayam and nasi campur can be found served at many warungs (small eateries) and restaurants throughout the island. I like this food because of simple choice for us and easy to get it. Your must to try this too as this is has many variant of food. So many taste on it.

The dish is mainly white rice served with many different elements of Balinese delights. It’s from a bit of babi buling or betutu as the main meats, together with mixed vegetables and a dab of the iconic spicy hot sambal matah. Sometimes served with a bowl of soup. For those who do not want it too spicy, simply ask for it without the sambal.

5. Lawar

Lawar is a traditional mix containing fine chopped meat, vegetables, grated coconut and spices. we enjoyed lawar as an appetizer. This Bali food has unique taste, but you must to try this food as your experience while you in Bali. I like this food as well. Every ceremony in Bali Lawar is the most food that must to serve.

Sometimes, and in some areas, lawar is prepared using fresh blood mixed with the meat and spices to strengthen the flavour. Lawar are usually served immediately after preparation as it cannot be kept long. Because it made from fresh ingredient so cannot be kept long  There are two main types of lawar, white and red. The white version usually does not contain any meats or blood.

I am very confident introduce you about Bali, I will story you how the unique of Bali that you cannot imagine it. as a Balinese and i was born in Bali, I will explore my experience to you. Above are just a few thing that i introduce you about Bali food. But that the most popular. We still have many kind of Bali cuisine that you must to know too. If you the first time visit Bali, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

 

Most Best Waterfall in Bali

Most best waterfall and beautiful hidden place in Bali.

As a result,  Bali has a lot of beautiful hidden place. Some of that is a hidden beautiful waterfall view. Bali is famous for its beautiful sunset and beach, but surprisingly Bali also has beautiful waterfalls that are not widely known by tourists. Looking and listening to the nature through the waterfalls could be a new way of releasing stress. If you are looking for serenity, peacefulness, fresh air, and the scent of nature, then you should consider visiting these waterfalls that are known as the best waterfalls in Bali.

Waterfall Tegenungan is one of the most recent waterfall in Bali. Located at Sukawati Village, Gianyar regency. In addition to having a beautiful green surrounding scenery, this beautiful waterfall is famous for its large water discharge, making it suitable for you who want to swim or just enjoy the beauty of nature.  This waterfall is not located in highlands or mountains, but it has heavy water flow with green surroundings that is perfect for swimming. Many locals love to visit this waterfall and relax in the bathing spot, while enjoying the fresh air. Even though this waterfall is quite isolated and you need to walk along the bank of the River Tukad Petanu to finally reach it, but all the hard work will be paid off once you feel the fresh water.

Waterfall Tibumana is located at Apuan Village, Bangli regency, you will be amazed by not one but two waterfalls that are almost symmetrical and become water curtains for the cave located at the bottom.

Each waterfall has a height of 20 meters, with a view of the surroundings in the form of a large wall of green rocks covered with moss, trees, and ponds with water so clear.

 

Waterfall Blahmantung Located at Pujungan Village ,Tabanan Regency.  The distance is about 75km from Denpasar or approximately 2 hours drive. After passing Tabanan, arrive at Antosari then take the turn to the right towards Pujungan Village. Access to Blemantung Waterfall is quite good because Pujungan Village passes Jalan Raya Denpasar-Seririt-Singaraja with panoramic terraced rice terraces.  It has an amazing view, and it’s surrounded by the coffee plantation, so you will smell the fragrance of coffee in the air. With 50 meters tall, Blahmantung waterfall is the best place to feel the fresh scent of the rainforest.

 

Banyumala Waterfall is located Pakraman Wanagiri village, Sukasada Buleleng regency.These two side-by-side waterfalls present a spectacular natural symphony and beauty that is hard to express in words. You must see it live!

 

The beauty of nature from these waterfalls surely will give you a new exciting experience. The serenity will give you a healing time, and the peacefulness will make you feel secured. Make sure to visit the best and beautiful waterfall in Bali.

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Bali Kites Festival on Summer

Bali kites Festival on Summer
The Bali Kites Festival is an annual international kites festival held in July – October in the Padang Galak area of Sanur, Bali. The giant traditional kite (with a width of 4 meters and a length of 10 meters) was made and flown in a competition between teams from a community  in Bali.

Locals and foreign tourists fly kites along Kuta beach in Badung, on Bali island, . Various kites designs filled the blue skies with an array of colors.

This seasonal kites festival has a religious message intended to send a message to the Hindu gods to provide abundant agricultural produce.The team consists of about 70 to 80 people, each team has a Gamelan, a flag carrier and a kite flyer.

Bebean (shaped fish), Janggan (bird-shaped) and Pecukan (leaf-shaped) are the three traditional kites that are flown during this kites festival. Kites are flown by 10 or more adults. Kite Bebean is the greatest kite. Kite Janggan has a long cloth on the tail with a length that can reach more than 100 meters.

Other competitions are also held for new kites creations such as kites depicting Hindu deities and sponsor kites.

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Frangifani flower is a symbol of Balinese

Frangifani flower is a symbol of Balinese.

Frangipani is another name of Plumeria or commonly called frangipani flowers. In Bali, this flower is known as Jepun (Nerium oleander L). Jepun Bali consists of various types. One of them is the type of sandalwood that supposedly most fragrant.

There are those who consider Jepun / Frangipani  as a sacred flower and always present in every religious ceremony. However, among the Hindu community, only Balinese Hindus are using Jepun flowers as one of the offerings. A Balinese culturalist admits that jepun interest is closely related to Balinese society. However, do not consider frangipani as a sacred tree. The existence of jepun trees around the place of worship is only a practical effort to obtain interest for the purpose of prayer.

 

 

Besides being used for religious ceremonies, Frangipani is processed as raw material for incense craft industry. For that, the people of Bali began to take advantage of flowers fallen jepun then dried. Once dried, the flowers are pounded and processed into an incense powder.

Jepun or Frangipani flowers  is also often used as decoration to beautify the home page, one of which is Chimera Villas.The owner of this house decorates his garden with a variety of  Jepun flowers to introduce to every guest who visit.

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Place in Bali for Relaxation, Quite and Comfy | Chimera Villas

Place in Bali for relaxation , Quite and Comfy.

We found Chimera Villas Bali is one of best place in Bali for relaxation , quite and comfy. This  villa located in the heart of Seminyak Bali. Found this even in the most busy area,but very Quite and Comfy Villa,

Best Design and Architecture.

Chimera villas has suites bedrooms are designed to enrich the senses. Blending elegance and modern aesthetics style, and each space is appointed with thoughtfully curated interiors, en suite bathrooms, a balcony, and inter-connecting option.

Chimera Villas is a Boutique Group.

its offer 3 unit villas which are very quite, comfy and best place for relaxation. But its truly located in the heart of Seminyak area where so many tourist activities could be found any where. 3 minutes  walking step  to the main road of Seminyak to find many restaurant, art shop and the beach .

At the each villa comprise an infinity private pool with naturally water overlooking to the tropical large garden. at this quite place you can relaxation and enjoy for sunbathing or reading a book under the sun umbrellas.

Besides the suites bedrooms, infinity and private swimming pool, also private full equipped modern kitchen set is provided to you, to make every cooking you like. But our daily butler service is available for those who like to dine in their own villa. where guest can make their party , Barbecue or just small dinner .

A simple breakfast every morning make your day more excited to live your activities.

There is much deference comparison between a hotel stay and luxury villa accommodation. the visitor much more enjoyable stay in the villas, Villas as an accommodation alternative in Bali , this is because the visitors who come to visit Bali needs complete facilities for their long stay.  which is Chimera Villas as a private villa in a quite and comfy  place in Bali . A Little touching from warm hand make you fall in love for your first impression and when you have been visit this place you will miss to get back.

We ,d love to welcoming you at Chimera Villas Bali for your relaxation day, feel the quite and comfy place.

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Find a large garden villa in Bali – Chimera Villas

Find a large garden villa in Bali is a great choice for stay with the family and children.

We love to stay in Seminyak which is one of the best area in Bali. Easy to get what we need is the reason to have your holiday to be complete when you visit Bali. But to find a best place to stay in this area such as looking a needle in the hay ..hmm.

We found Chimera Villas is a great villa in Seminya area. Can’t imagine they have an extensive and large garden area.

Chimera villa is the only villa in the Seminyak Bali area which has a large garden with shades of green. It’s gives the impression cool and quiet. This villa not only features spacious gardens as well as spacious rooms and living areas. Rarely can we find a villa with a spacious yard in the area of Seminyak Bali. A natural harmony created in chimera villas.

The pool is strategically placed by the gardens giving a large space for children to play. Tourists who want to bring their children on holiday to Bali will be satisfied with the choice of this place. Worries about an insecure, narrow and limited place will not be here.

Having an extensive and large garden  then Chimera Villas is a greatly appreciated by many travelers as the best place to stay and the best place in Seminyak Bali area.

In addition to extensive and large garden , the chimera villas are also strategically located in this area, close to the beach, restaurant, kids club and other places of entertainment. That’s why this place is recommended for visitors.

 

Bali is a Promadonna of Indonesia

Bali is Primadonna of Indonesia

Bali is a primadonna of Indonesian tourism that has been famous all over the world. Besides famous for its natural beauty, especially its beaches,and Temple in Bali. Bali is also famous for its unique, interesting arts and culture. The tourism industry is centered in South Bali and in several other areas. The main tourist destinations are Kuta and its surrounding areas such as Legian and Seminyak, eastern cities such as Sanur, downtown such as Ubud, and in the south such as Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Pecatu. Bali as a complete and integrated tourist destination has a lot of interesting sights. following my experience of some of the tourist attractions in Bali especially temple in Bali and some famous place.

  1. Tanah Lot Tample

Tanah Lot must be the island’s most iconic temple in Bali. This temple is perched on top of a huge rock, and surrounded by the sea with waves constantly crashing on to its base. As among Bali’s most important sea temples, Tanah Lot pays homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. The temple serves as foreground to the most picturesque sunsets. Read More…

2. Uluwatu Tample

 

Uluwatu is among the most important sea temple in Bali, perched on a cliff edge in the southwestern Bukit peninsula. Here you can catch dramatic sunsets such as at Tanah Lot, Uluwatu also features an open amphitheatre close by, where sunset kecak fire dances can be enjoyed. A monkey forest also borders the temple grounds. Read More…

3. Besakih Temple

 

Besakih Temple, also known as the ‘mother temple’ of Bali sits on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1,000m. Besakih is the largest of all the temples in Bali. Eighteen separate sanctuaries belonging to different caste groups surround the three main temples dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Read More…

4. Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Ubud is famous for its scenic expanses of rice fields. And the paddies with the best vantage point are just up north from the main Ubud centre, along the road of Tegallalang. Here, roadside stalls and art shops offering items and curios of all kinds line the street, as well as small restaurants offering diners great views. Read More…

5. Monkey Forrest

On the fringes of the Ubud main centre, Ubud Monkey Forest is one of Bali’s several grey long-tailed macaque-inhabited forests and perhaps the best known. Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, and by its official designation as Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana, Ubud Monkey Forest is a place of scientific research as well as a site of spiritual and cultural aspects with temples sanctified by the local villagers deep within its grounds. Read More…

6. Ubud Art market

The Ubud Art Market, locally referred to as ‘Pasar Seni Ubud’ is located opposite the the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace and is open daily. Here you can find beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats; statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods. Read More…

7. Kintamani & Mount Batur

Kintamani, located in the Karangasem Regency, is home to Mount Batur and the Caldera Lake. A favourite stopover on tour itineraries to this region is Penelokan, which aptly means ‘scenic stopover’. The still-active Mount Batur volcano has erupted about 24 times since 1800, each time reshaping the surrounding landscape. Read More…

8. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Jatiluwih rice terraces pretty much cover the region of the namesake upland village in West Bali, most famous for its landscapes that are both dramatic and truly exotic. The site is one of the island’s must-see natural panoramas on par with Mount Batur and the caldera of Kintamani. The cool highlands and the breathtaking scenery of this village at the foot of Mount Batukaru makes for wonderful photo opportunities, and serves as a soothing retreat away from the island’s crowded south. Read More…

9. Goa Gajah Temple

Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’ is an archaeological site of significant historical value that makes it a special place to visit. Goa Gajah Temple is one of the most temple in Bali. Located on the cool western edge of Bedulu Village, six kilometres out of central Ubud, you do not need more than an hour to descend to its relic-filled courtyard and view the rock-wall carvings, a central meditational cave, bathing pools and fountains. Read More…

 

10 Best and Most Popular Restaurants in Seminyak Bali

10 Best Restaurant in Seminyak Bali

You are looking for restaurant while you holiday in Bali? You don’t be worry , when your first step out from your accommodation you will find many direction the way to get best place in Seminyak especially for most popular and best restaurant in Seminyak. A lot of cuisine are available to choice. Below I break down some of most popular and best restaurant in Seminyak Bali.

  1. Mejekawi by Ku De Ta

World famous for its gorgeous Seminyak beachfront setting, fine cuisine and elaborate parties, Ku De Ta presents the pinnacle of its dining experiences at Mejekawi, where three top chefs, Phillip Davenport, Ben Cross and Will Goldfield have joined forces to present an innovative ‘kitchen and laboratory concept’. Opened in June 2013, its name is a play on the local words meja and kawi – ‘table’ and ‘high’ respectively. Mejekawi occupies the top floor of Ku De Ta’s south-eastern wing and is set to become a distinct part of the enterprise, serving set course degustation menus with items prepared through high-technology methods.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 736 969
  • Website: www.facebook.com/mejekawi
2 . The Plantation Grill (Robert Marchetti)

The Plantation Grill is the flagship restaurant in Seminyak within the collection of sophisticated dining and lounging options at the Double Six Luxury Hotel in Seminyak, brought to you by well-known Bondi chef and restaurateur Robert Marchetti. Located on the fourth floor of the hotel’s southwest wing, The Plantation Grill opens its doors for stylish evenings with interiors that hark back to the 1920s, serving innovative dishes of grilled meats and seafood with first-class services to match.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Double Six Luxury Hotel, Double Six Beach no.66, Seminyak
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 734 300
Settimo Cielo, meaning “Seventh Heaven”, is an Italian restaurant located at the front of The Layar – Designer Villas and Spa in Seminyak, where you’ll find sleek modern decor with pops of bright pink and green, echoed in the fresh flowers used throughout its table settings and the colourful cocktails served at the bar. By day, the restaurant is flooded with natural light thanks to the generous windows, while after sunset the place is lit up by striking lanterns.
  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: The Layar – Designer Villas and Spa, Jalan Pangkung Sari 10X, Seminyak
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 474 1117
Sarong Restaurant is one of Seminyak’s finest, offering a romantic dining ambiance with a menu that showcases chef-owner Will Meyrick’s passion for Asian cuisine, particularly his innovative takes on the rich street food scene prevalent throughout the Asian continent. Since its launch back in 2008, it remains one of the most prominent venues along the ‘dining street’ of Jalan Petitenget. Read More…
Zibiru Restaurant is one of Seminyak’s great spots for Italian cuisine. Chic and cosy, it also serves as a cool evening retreat with various indoor and outdoor settings, plus a pleasant rooftop space for alfresco moments and romantic moon or starlit dinners for two. One of restaurant in Seminyak’s hidden gems, Zibiru is tucked away from the main Seminyak traffic on the Jalan Drupadi side street, allowing only the soothing sounds from the nightly live band’s soul and slow jazz to accompany your dinners. Read More…
Jemme Restaurant Bali is brainchild of a London jeweller who decided to take on Seminyak’s dining scene. Boutique jewellery shop, House of Jemme, has successfully combined a showroom and a restaurant under one roof. Glam interiors and jewellery pieces, a gourmet menu with locally sourced ingredients, and a host of inspiring signature cocktails come together to create a unique dining experience. Read More…
Breeze Restaurant at the Samaya Seminyak Bali is nestled in the glamorous Samaya Resort on a vibrant stretch of beach in central Seminyak. The restaurant is located just off the sand and you can listen to the hypnotic sounds of the surf as you dine. Read More…
  • Opening Hours: lunch 12:00 – 15:00; 18:00–23:00
  • Location: Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak
  • Tel: + 62 (0361) 731149
La Lucciola Restaurant Bali is one among Seminyak’s most renowned beachfront dining icons, sharing the Petitenget vicinity with the namesake temple, and bordering The Samaya Bali to its south. The legendary restaurant in Seminyak serves brunch, lunch and dinner, offering a menu that features international fusion and Mediterranean cuisine on two airy levels of a unique thatched-roof tavern. From here your dining experience is complemented by great ocean and sunset views beyond a coconut grove and the restaurant’s own dappled green lawn. Read More…
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 09:00-23:00
  • Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (next to Petitenget Temple)
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 730 838
Teatro Gastroteque is a boutique restaurant in Seminyak dedicated to the fine art of fine dining. The restaurant offers a unique fusion of European and Asian flavours, with most of the ingredients directly sourced from local markets. Though located on Seminyak’s famous Eat Street, the restaurant still remains a bit under the radar as it is slightly removed from the neighbourhood’s crowded epicentre. The intimate dinner-only restaurant offers the ideal setting for marking a special occasion, while die-hard foodies will love it regardless of the season. Read More…
  • Opening Hours: 18:30 – 22:30
  • Location: Jalan Kayu Aya, close to Seminyak Square
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 870 0078
La Sal is one of Bali’s most popular Spanish restaurants in Seminyak, located deep in the hidden corners of Seminyak on quiet Jalan Drupadi II. Although it can be rather hard to find, its cosy alfresco settings with an upstairs terrace, and an eclectic menu and wide range of authentic dishes make it a sought-after spot for lovers of tapas and Spanish cuisine. La Sal’s unique and cosy layout comprises whitewashed wooden beams and there’s a gorgeous garden with a small bridge and stream. Barbecues are prepared in a corner, and you can even have one right at your table. Read More…

Chimera Villas – A Hidden Gem In Seminyak

Finding the perfect villa in Seminyak is like walking a tight rope. On the one hand, you want to be close to the action, but on the other, you don’t want to spend your time in Bali sleeping with earplugs on. Chimera Villas offers an amazing location – and some of the most beautiful design we’ve seen in any villa in Seminyak.

Hidden between all the great restaurants and trendy shops of this hip neighbourhood, there are still some narrow lanes and secret passageways that are just begging to be explored. One such path lead us to Chimera Villas, where we’ve been invited to stay for the night.

A World Traveller’s Dream

We’re staying in Villa Tiga, a three-bedroom villa with cool modern architecture and a whole lot of worldly charm. Chimera Villas also includes two two-bedroom villas, Villa Orange and Villa Green. Each of the villas can be booked as a private estate, but if you’re planning a trip with the extended family, the whole estate can also be rented as a seven-bedroom option.

Now, back to Villa Tiga. First, we need to talk about the pool. It’s so big, it kind of feels like having your own private beach club. A huge bonus for those travelling with kids – a pool net is available free of charge.

Swimming pool of Chimera Villas in Seminyak, Bali

And then there are the beautiful details that make this villa really feel like a home away from home.

The sofas are piled high with pillows in Javanese batik and the pool is shaded by Balinese umbrellas. There are shelves bursting with books and palm trees throwing their shadows across the cool tiled floors. There are Chinese knots on the walls, lined by black and white photographs depicting life across the Indonesian archipelago.

Overall, Chimera Villas has the look and feel of a life well-travelled. It has the kind of energy that inspires you to live life to the fullest and never stop exploring.

Living room of Chimera Villas in Seminyak, Bali
Interior design of Chimera Villas in Seminyak, Bali

An Oasis of Calm in Seminyak

Though we’re just minutes from some of the best restaurants and clubs in Seminyak, the villa feels utterly peaceful and serene. Instead of bustling crowds and thumping music, you can hear cooing doves and the trickling sounds of water.

On the villa’s second-floor balcony, I find a dreamy canopy bed that has my name written all over it. I grab my laptop and set up shop for the afternoon – not a bad spot for catching up on some admin, wouldn’t you say?

Day bed on the balcony of Chimera Villas in Seminyak, Bali

Location, Location, Location


At closer inspection, the charms of Seminyak are even closer than I originally thought. As it turns out, there’s a hidden gate tucked into the garden that leads to a secret pathway. This path takes you right to Ku De Ta, one of the best beach clubs in Seminyak. Talk about access all areas!

As the sun sets, we head out to see what’s new and happening in Seminyak. Turns out a lot. We have dinner at Zibiru, an unbelievably cute Italian restaurant just around the corner from Chimera Villas. Three nights a week, the restaurant hosts live jazz bands in candlelight.

Italian restaurant in Seminyak, Bali

After finishing dinner, we return to the villa, where a crisp cotton robe has been beautifully laid out on my bed, flanked by in-house toiletries (which smell amazing!) It’s these kinds of thoughtful touches that make a villa stay feel truly special – and really, is there anything that makes you feel more like being on holiday than wearing one of those crisp white robes?

Bedroom of Chimera Villas in Seminyak, Bali
Complimentary toiletries and robe at Chimera Villas in Seminyak, Bali

A Perfect Bali Morning

Before even sitting down at the breakfast table the next morning, a little bird had already told me that Chimera Villas serves a mean breakfast and as you can see, that bird wasn’t kidding. A bacon-and-cheese omelette, croissants with four different jams, fresh fruit, plunger coffee… Yum.

And before you ask, yes, this lavish spread is included in the villa price. For an additional fee, lunch and dinner at the villa can also be arranged – just make sure to order your meals one day in advance.

Breakfast at Chimera Villas in Seminyak, Bali

All too soon, it’s time to check out. Ever the bookworm, I let my fingers drift across the bookshelf one last time. I randomly pick up a title – “A House in Bali.” As I turn to take one final look at Chimera Villas, all I can think is “Yes, please.”